Luis Zamis

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Luis Zámiš
Alois Zámiš
Born 1887
Died 1914 (aged 26–27)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Bohemian
Occupation Bucker

Special Information

Correct name is Alois Zámiš

Early Life


4 November 1887, town of Tynec nad Labem in Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
OR Dox, Bohemia


Václav Zámiš and Anna Koubekova

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Mary Zámiš (Feb 28, 1880 married Joseph Valásek)
  • Vincenc Zámiš (Mar 1882 - Mar 1, 1890)
  • Rudolf Zámiš (Apr 25 1884 - Aug 16, 1905)
  • Alois Zámiš
  • Ruzena Barbora (Rose) Zámiš (b. Mar 12, 1890 Labska Pynice, Czechoslovakia, d. Feb 7, 1968) See also Petro Kohar.
  • Karl Zámiš (Jan 31, 1893)

Half brother

  • Antonin (Tony) Zámiš was married to Fransiška. Also lived in Hillcrest.


Alois / Luis Zámiš married Rose Hniz


Mary A. Zámiš (June 29, 1913 - Feb 12, 1983)

Immigration to Canada

Alois/Luis immigrated 1906/7.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Alois/Luis is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Widow Rose remarried to Mr. Trstensky.
Sister Rose Zamis married George Nasadyk, and had more family, died Vancouver [George Nasadyk b. Zabukruk, Austria, 1888]
Daughter Mary married Charles J. Ference and live in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Lewis, Louis, Samur, Zamish, correct name Alois Zámiš.

Interesting Facts

Alois Zámiš was an uncle to the child of Petro Kohar, who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Step-Brother Tony Zámiš "sustained minor injuries by falling in the fan shaft one day last week. Zamis was sent into the fan in connection with some repairs being made and as it was very dark he did not see the shaft and stepped into it, falling about 30 feet. His injuries were of less serious moment than the unpleasant hours he spent at the bottom of the shaft until he was missed and fellow workmen came to his rescue." From Frank Paper, 12 August 1909.

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